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[Xmca-l] Re: Sad news-- Jerry Bruner has died



I am now in Portugal at EVC 4 Vygotsky conference. I shared with the
audience my memories of J.Bruner's visit to Moscow. It was more than
obituary: I wanted in a way celebrate his beautiful life full with
discoveries and a lot of personal light he transmitted to people on his
way. When Alexander Romanowich asked me to stay in Moskow ( I just defended
my theses ans had to go to Rostov university for my first job) he said "
you will not regret" I think I was blessed with this opportunity and
enjoyed to be his  guide and secretary for this week. Let his memory be
blessed.



On Thursday, June 9, 2016, Lplarry <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Jessica,
> This testament to how you have been deeply moved by Robert’s question and
> Bruner’s answer gesturing to how the concept *scaffolding* was forming *as*
> a labelling intuition opens up a field of *depth* inquiry asking where
> these intuitions *arise* or *awaken* from as they enter into history and
> culture.
> For example, is there a living *presence* that is at this moment moving
> through us within the *person* of Jerome Bruner? This is a notion of
> *person* that has a continuing *existence* tingbeyond Bruner’s physical
> death. This is also a labelling intuition.
> Could this living *presence* (imaged as person) be a source of
> *intuitions* that arise or awaken within our own sense of living *presence*.
> Is this *presence* that generates *intuitions* located internally or is
> this presence located externally, or is there a location where intuitions
> arise or awaken in a third location that is permeable to both internal and
> external presence?
>
> Others will  offer different images and words to locate where intuitions
> originate. Is the image of labelling intuitions as  *seeds* forming an apt
> metaphor?
> The term *scaffolding* that is generating *deep* dialogue within our
> questions and answers within particular communities which some call
> *learning* communities.
>
> In this thread James Ma shared a link to his article that I have
> downloaded from academia.edu. in which he proposes a deep sense that
> *learning* generates what is *worthwhile* as advocated by the living
> presence of the Confucian Classics. In particular learning that is
> worthwhile develops “culture, conduct, conscientiousness, and good faith”.
> The living presence of this ideal has *inspired* devotees and activists
> throughout history to pursue truth (about) *learning* which James says
> aligns with intellectualism.
> James describes intellectualism as being *for* the virtues and ideals that
> guide human participation in civilization.
> I would add that this intellectual guidance often arises or awakens
> through intuitions in the form of *guises* (living presences) as persons.
>
> Jerome Bruner in his life and in his death continues to exist within this
> living presence *who* exemplifies learning and intellectualism that guides
> our own learning and intellectual virtues and ideals.
> Bruner would label this a hypothesis.
> Larry
>
>
>
>
>
> Sent from my Windows 10 phone
>
> From: Kindred, Jessica Dr.
> Sent: June 8, 2016 8:30 PM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Sad news-- Jerry Bruner has died
>
> Robert, I have read this email exchange that you had with "jb" over and
> over and find myself so moved by the idea of scaffolding as "just one of
> those 'labeling intuitions' that came out of the blue". This very phrasing
> and sense of how ideas emerge is so important as we think about thinking
> and culture and how they influence each other in such profound and
> spiralling ways. I love this and I thank you for sharing it. What a
> wonderful contribution to the biography of an idea that has so influenced
> us all. I recently read a 1981 paper that Bruner wrote about education in
> which he used the word mindfulness in such an in-passing way that I almost
> wonder naively if his use of it as a labelling intuition then might help to
> account for its huge status in the cultural landscape of education now...
> in any case, great thanks for sharing.
>
> And yes, Leif, it is wonderful to remember his keynote at Iscrat 98 in
> Arhus!
>
> Thanks to him and to all of you for sharing your actual minds toward
> possible worlds.
>
> Jessie Kindred
> ________________________________________
> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu <javascript:;> [
> xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu <javascript:;>] on behalf of Helena
> Worthen [helenaworthen@gmail.com <javascript:;>]
> Sent: Monday, June 6, 2016 6:23 PM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Sad news-- Jerry Bruner has died
>
> Nice, Robert!!!
>
> Helena
>
> > On Jun 6, 2016, at 11:05 AM, Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> > *Hi Everyone,**Below is a record of my email correspondence** wi**th
> Jerome
> > Bruner w*
> > *hile I **was writing **an introductory book for educators about
> Vygot**sky
> > and a second  email about the coining of the phrase "scaffolding" * *It*
> > * starts from the bottom up.*
> > *Robert Lake*
> >
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Jerome S Bruner <jsb3@nyu.edu <javascript:;>>
> > Date: Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 2:05 PM
> > Subject: Re: Sketch about how you were introduced to Vygotsky
> > To: Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu <javascript:;>>
> >
> >
> > Just one of those "labelling inuitions" that came out of the blue!     jb
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu <javascript:;>>
> > Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010 4:17 pm
> > Subject: Re: Sketch about how you were introduced to Vygotsky
> > To: jsb3@nyu.edu <javascript:;>
> >
> >
> >> Thank-you Dr. Bruner.
> >> It really does help.
> >>
> >>
> >> When did you first come up with the notion of scaffolding? Was it
> >> connected to an observation out of your own experience in research or
> >> a personal experience?
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks again for responding. You made my day.
> >>
> >>
> >> Robert Lake
> >>
> >>
> >  Jerome S Bruner  10/02/10 4:04 PM >>>
> >> As I recall, my introduction to Vygotsky came when Eugenia Hanfmann
> >> was working on a translation of what was to be Vygotsky's first book
> >> in English, THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE, published in 1962 by MIT Press.
> >> You'll recall that I wrote an Introduction to that book.  I had
> >> earlier become acquainted with Vygotsky's work through Alexander
> >> Romanovich Luria who was the Professor of Psychology at  Moscow with
> >> whom I visited in Moscow on several occasions.  He was a great admirer
> >> of Vygotsky and his work and felt strongly that my own work on
> >> perception and cognition generally were very much in the Vygotskian
> >> mode.  For my part, I felt in those days that Vygotsky was an
> >> important corrective to the Piagetian culturally-blind approach to
> >> child development.  I think that it was that aspect of my own work
> >> that led to my being asked to write an introduction to the Vygotsky
> >> volume.
> >>
> >> Does that help?
> >>
> >> All best wishes.
> >>
> >>         Jerome Bruner
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: Robert Lake
> >> Date: Friday, October 1, 2010 2:40 pm
> >> Subject: Sketch about how you were introduced to Vygotsky
> >> To: jerome.bruner@nyu.edu <javascript:;>
> >> Cc: carol.feldman@nyu.edu <javascript:;>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Dear Dr. Bruner,
> >>> I  am now beginning chapter one of a primer on Vygotsky and
> >>> education. Actually I already signed a book contract. One of the
> >> areas
> >>> I am covering is a brief introduction to some of LSV's academic
> >>> "family". I have sources for M. Cole, S. Scribner, A. Kozulin, L.
> >>> Holtzman, J.Wersch, E. Kravtsova, Y. Engstrom ,D.Robbins and L.
> >> Moll,
> >>> but  I am not able to find anything in the way of  historical
> >>> biography about your connection to his work. Is  there anything
> >>> written anywhere about how you were introduced to your Vygotsky?
> >>> If not, may I call you and ask a few questions?
> >>>
> >>> Thank-you for all you have imparted to our generation.
> >>
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Helena Worthen <helenaworthen@gmail.com
> <javascript:;>>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Andy, thank you for finding this!!!
> >>
> >> Helena
> >>
> >>> On Jun 5, 2016, at 8:56 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> https://vimeo.com/groups/chat/videos/56737069
> >>>
> >>> ------------------------------------------------------------
> >>> Andy Blunden
> >>> http://home.mira.net/~andy
> >>> http://www.brill.com/products/book/origins-collective-decision-making
> >>> On 6/06/2016 10:38 AM, David H Kirshner wrote:
> >>>> My condolences, Mike.
> >>>> A huge loss to all of us.
> >>>> Perhaps sometime you can share with us some of your personal
> >> experiences with him.
> >>>> David
> >>>>
> >>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu <javascript:;> [mailto:
> >> xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu <javascript:;>] On Behalf Of mike cole
> >>>> Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2016 6:37 PM
> >>>> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> >>>> Subject: [Xmca-l] Sad news-- Jerry Bruner has died
> >>>>
> >>>> ​At the age of 100 it cannot be unexpected, but  I have just heard
> from
> >> a colleague that Jerry Bruner​ has died.
> >>>> Its difficult to lose a colleague and friend who had a fundamental
> >> influence on my own life trajectory.
> >>>> mike
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > Robert Lake  Ed.D.
> > Associate Professor
> > Social Foundations of Education
> > Dept. of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
> > Georgia Southern University
> > P. O. Box 8144, Statesboro, GA  30460
> > Secretary/Treasurer-AERA- Paulo Freire Special Interest Group
> > Webpage: https://georgiasouthern.academia.edu/RobertLake*Democracy must
> be
> > born anew in every generation, and education is its midwife.* John
> > Dewey-*Democracy
> > and Education*,1916, p. 139
>
>
>
>
>

-- 
Sincerely yours Bella Kotik-Friedgut